Around 300 specialists attended PCIM South America from 14 – 15 October 2014 in São Paulo, Brazil, to find out more about trends and current applications and solutions within power electronics.

The key topics of the conference concentrated on applications for electrical vehicles, requirements for power converters and solutions regarding electrical drives. During the four keynotes, seven oral and two poster sessions specialists came together for extensive discussions. In addition to the conference four seminars held by international experts, offered a unique educational opportunity in Brazil.

At the accompanying exhibition leading companies presented their new products and solutions for the Brazilian market to an audience of users and scientists.

Whilst 300 attendees isn’t huge, particularly when you compare it with the German show, it does demonstrate that there is a strong electronics industry in South America, and I am sure we will see this emerging event go from strength to strength over the next few years.